Shoshana Bean Shines in New L.A. Musical/Concert: “Dear John Mayer” By Steve V. Rodriguez

Some of you in the know may know who Shoshana Bean is and good for you! I admit, I’m new to the Shoshana Bean camp, but glad to be signed up!! After appearing on Broadway in the original Broadway production of “Hairspray” and the first replacement for the green-skinned witch Elphaba in Broadway’s “Wicked”, Bean […] Click to read more »

And the nominees for a Tony Award won’t include “Spider Man” by Kevin M. Thomas

Tony Award nominations come out on May 3 and there will likely be a few surprises mixed in with some safe choices. But no matter what the result is, the Tony race will between only 14 shows in the musical categories. The cutoff is April 28 and not all of the shows have opened. So […] Click to read more »

Nick Adams is a Triple Threat in “Priscilla: Queen of the Desert” on Broadway! Video Interview

Nick Adams has heated up the Broadway stage in such shows as the revival of “A Chorus Line” and “La Cage aux Folles” but, it’s his current role as Adam/Felicia that features Adams as a true triple threat. We sat down with the actor at Jumeirah Essex House in New York to discuss the new […] Click to read more »

GOOD PEOPLE Delivers Great Theatre! By Steve V. Rodriguez

The Story: “Good People” has all the pieces to make for great theater: Director, Daniel Sullivan (“Proof”, “Rabbit Hole”), Playwright David Lindsay-Abaire (“Rabbit Hole”, Tony Awards for “Shrek the Musical”) and of course a cast led by Academy Award winner, Francis McDormand, Tate Donovan (“Damages”) and Estelle Parsons (“August: Osage County”, “Roseanne”). With the above […] Click to read more »

“The MotherFu**Ker With The Hat” is High-Octane Fun! By Steve V. Rodriguez

The new play, “The MotherFu**ker with the Hat” is thankfully more fun to watch than it is saying the name. Written unapologetically by Stephen Adly Guirgis and Directed by Anna D. Shapiro  who directed one of my favorite plays, “August: Osage County”, the play stars Bobby Cannavale and Chris Rock. Set in New York the […] Click to read more »

“Priscilla, Queen of the Desert”: THE show to see by Kevin M. Thomas

There’s so much cross dressing on Broadway these days that it’s hard for something to standout any more. We’ve got “The Importance of Being Earnest,” “The Divine Sister” and “La Cage aux Folles” for starters. Move over bitches as there’s a new set of drag queens coming to town in the form of “Priscilla, Queen […] Click to read more »

John Lequizamo Bares His Soul in “Ghetto Klown” By Steve V. Rodriguez

“Ghetto Klown” is John Lequizamo’s new one-man show on Broadway at the Lyceum Theatre that presents a semi-autobiographical look at Lequizamo’s life from growing up in Queens to becoming the household name he is today. Lequizamo launches into the show dancing and getting the crowd warmed up as he grooves, grinds and attempts a dancer’s […] Click to read more »

Backstage in “Wonderland” with Jose Llana By Steve V. Rodriguez

Last seen on Broadway in the original and hilarious show, “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”, Jose Llana opens his fifth Broadway show, “Wonderland” but, it marks his sixth show as he took over the part of Angel in the infamous production of “Rent”. Llana plays El Gato, an updated version of the Cheshire […] Click to read more »

Backstage in “Wonderland” With Edward Staudenmayer by Kevin M. Thomas

The new Broadway musical “Wonderland” will be opening soon and is doing very well in previews. Progressive Pulse sat down with Edward Staudenmayer in his dressing room right before a performance and he even let us touch his tail…oh, he plays the White Rabbit in the show so it was all innocent. Ed shows his […] Click to read more »